Ice cream jello
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

I know the clock is ticking and you might be thinking that you don’t have time to make any Jello for your Valentine, but you do!  Because you add ice cream to the Jello, it will set up faster.  If you don’t want to cut it into heart shapes, you can put it in a small bowl or individual containers like we did here, it only takes about an hour to set up.

IMG_6197

IMG_6182

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream heart Jello

Ingredients:
*2 packages of red Jello
*1 package knox unflavored gelatin
*4 cups boiling water
*approx 1 qt (or less) vanilla ice cream
Directions:
*Mix everything together (both packages of jello, gelatin, and boiling water) until dissolved
*Add vanilla ice cream. Stir until dissolved.
*Pour into a 9×13 glass dish and let it set overnight in the fridge.
*Cut Jello with a heart (or any shape) cookie cutter, or just cut however you please :)
I got this recipe from creative food.
Now Go Have Some Jello Joy!
Valentine Jello Ideas
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

If you are still looking for ideas on what to make your Valentine, here is a list of ideas that we have made in the past.  Just click on the link above the picture for the recipe.

*There is still time to vote for the Jello Week  Jello contest, vote now here:   Jello week contest

Sparkling Love Potion

Sparkling Jello

 

Valentine Cake Balls

Valentines Cake Balls

Valentine S’mores

Striping for Valentines

Striped Jello

Jelly “fruit” snacks

Red Hot Valentines

Raspberry Dessert
Feb 11th, 2013 by Eunice

Every year for my Birthday as long as I can remember, my mom has made me this delicious Raspberry Dessert.  My Birthday happens to be the day before Valentines.  But for people that don’t have their birthday so close to Valentines, this is a great dessert to make for your Valentine.  I usually would prefer something chocolate for dessert, but this really is non-chocolate perfection!

Raspberry Dessert

(This recipe makes two pans of dessert)

Cake:

2 C. Flour

1 ½ C. Sugar

3 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Salt

½ C. Butter (cut up)

1 C. Milk

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together. Add cut-up butter and 2/3 cup milk. Beat 2 minutes at low speed. Add remaining milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into two greased 9×13 pans. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool.

Filling:

2- 8oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened.

2 envelopes dream whip, prepared. Add to cream cheese and beat.

2 C. powdered sugar. Beat into above mixture.

Spread on cake and let chill for 1 hour

Topping:

3 packages Danish dessert mix

1 package frozen raspberries. You can add more depending on how much you like raspberries.

Prepare according to pie filling directions on back of package. Add raspberries and cool, but don’t set. When cool, spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Chill until set-overnight is best.  (The above picture was not chilled so top is a more soft set)

*If you don’t know what Danish Dessert, and Dream whip are here are some pictures.  I usually find them in the jello section of the grocery store.



*For more jello Valentines ideas check out our other Valentines posts by clicking on the Valentines link in the sidebar on the left.

Now go and make some Raspberry Dessert for your Valentine and enjoy some Jello Joy!

Sparkling Love Potion
Feb 12th, 2011 by Jello Girl

A jello love potion, just in time for Valentines!

Sparkling Jello

Sparkling Jello Love Potion

1 Tblsp. unflavored gelatin

4 cups chilled sparkling red grape juice, divided

2 Tblsp. sugar

In a small pan, sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup sparkling juice; let stand for 1 minute.  Add sugar and heat over medium heat stirring until gelatin and sugar are dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup sparkling juice.  Cool to room temperature- about 30 minutes on counter, or you can speed it up by placing pan in a sink or bowl of ice water.  (You do not want gelatin to thicken, just cool down.)

Jello Froth

Pour gelatin into a large bowl-gelatin may foam up.  Slowly stir in remaining sparkling juice and mix well.  Reserve 1/2 cup, and pour remaining mixture into eight champagne glasses.  Leave reserved gelatin at room temperature.  Chill champagne glasses for about 1 hour or until slightly thickened.  Whip reserved gelatin until very foamy- use your hand held mixer with wisk attachment or blender.  Spoon into glasses and chill until set.

This is my kids favorite thing to do with it:

Sparkling Jello

Valentines Ideas

Now Go Make a Potion and Have Some Jello Joy Today!

Cake Balls for Valentines
Feb 11th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Jello Girl and Eunice here with another idea to take your Valentines to a new dimension!  No other food says romance better than chocolate and berries, so today in preparation for Valentines we will make chocolate raspberry cake balls- and yes jello is included.  They are easy to make and you can decorate them any way you like- let your imagination run wild!

 Valentines Cake Balls

Chocolate Raspberry Cake Balls

1 package chocolate cake mix

1 small box raspberry jello

1(16 oz.)  container chocolate frosting

Chocolate chips or dipping chocolate

Crisco

1.  Pour cake mix and dry jello into a large bowl.  Mix and then add ingredients as cake mix directs.  Pour batter into 9×13 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake according to cake mix directions for 9×13 pan.  (They cake may may not be perfectly smooth on top- do not worry

2.  When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl and stir in the frosting.  Mix until well blended. 

3.  Roll into about 1 inch round balls.  I like to use a small cookie scoop to help me keep them uniform- although after I have scooped them all out I roll between my hands to give them a more round shape.  Chill in fridge or freezer until firm. 

4.  Melt chocolate (see tips below), dip balls and decorate if desired.

Tips: 

You can use any chocolate you like to dip.  I like using chocolate chips because I always have them on hand.  For me, the balls are easier to dip if the chocolate is a thiner consistency.  I like to add 1 tsp. crisco per 1/2 cup chocolate chips. 

Put 1-2 cups chocolate chips in a small pyrex measuring cup or tall, narrow microwavable container.  Add crisco.  Melt on full power for 30 seconds.  Stir and place back in microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir well and if needed place back in microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring well each time.  Remove when all the chips are almost melted.  Keep stirring until all chips are melted and incorporated.  If you get chocolate too hot, it will have white streaks in it after it sets up. 


I like to use a long skewer to dip balls.  I then place them on parchment paper and use a toothpick to help push ball off as I pull skewer out. 


At this point, there will be a small hole at the top.  I use one of my fingers to give the chocolate a swirl to cover the hole. 

Valentines Cake Balls

Then decorate as desired and place in the fridge to allow chocolate to set-up.

Valentines Cake Balls

Now Go Have Some Cake Ball Jello Joy Today!

Valentines S’mores
Feb 10th, 2011 by Eunice

Are you still trying to figure out what to do for your valentine?  You can count on us, your friendly super jello heroines.  We are here to save the day!

This recipe does take some planning.  First you will need to make some marshmallows.  I think I have finally found the recipe that I like, I combined 2 different recipes and this is what I came up with.

Jello Flavored Marshmallows

1- 3oz package jello (I used strawberry)

2- envelopes unflavored gelatin

1/2 C.  Cold water

1 2/3 C. Sugar

2/3 C. light corn syrup

1/4 C. water

1/4 t. salt

1 T. Vanilla extract

Powdered Sugar

Line a pan with wax paper and spray with non-stick spray (I used an 8×11.5 pan but they were too tall, I had to cut the marshmallow hearts in half.  Next time I think I will use a 9×13)

In bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin and jello over 1/2 C. cold water.  Let soften for about 10 min.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 C. water in a small saucepan, bring mixture to a rapid boil and let it boil for 1 min.  Pour syrup mixture onto gelatin and jello mixture.  Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed.  Add salt and beat for 12 min.  After 12 mins., add vanilla and beat to incorporate.

Spray a rubber spatula with non-stick spray and pour into prepared pan using the rubber spatula.  Gently press some plastic wrap, sprayed with non-stick spray onto the top of the marshmallows to create a seal. Let mixture sit several hours or over night until cooled and set.

Lightly dust counter with powdered sugar and dump the marshmallows out.  Cut into pieces and dredge in powdered sugar.  I have found that scissors work the best for cutting the marshmallows, if you just want to make square marshmallows or dip a cookie cutter in powdered sugar and cut into shapes.  You may have to wash the cookie cutter every so often, when it gets too sticky.  Store in an airtight container.

Next you will need to make the cookies. I found the recipe on The Birthday Blog. The first pan I made, I cooked for 15 minutes like the recipe said to do.  I didn’t consider that the cookie they made was much bigger than the ones I made and when I pulled them out of the oven they were black.  So in my oven it only took 6 minutes for smaller cookies.

The next step is the easiest,  just melt some chocolate and sandwich the cookies and marshmallows together, and decorate any way you like.

Now go and have some jello s’mores joy!

*I linked up on the link parties over on fingerprints on the fridge and Tatertots and jello, go check out the other cool links.

Striping for Valentines Day!
Feb 9th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Striped JelloYou read that wrong-striping NOT stripping!  Come on–look at the pictures.  Where is your mind?

Oh boy am I ever going to get some interesting comments on this one: 99% of all comments we get are spam and most of those are for porn sites- ugh… double ugh!

Jello super-heroines definately do not appreciate this!   Jello is wholesome.  It is all about family, friends, fun… and don’t forget romance.  This week we have some ideas to make your Valentines unforgettable!

Layered Jello

Striped Valentines Jello

4 (3 oz.) pkg. red jello

2 unflavored pkg. gelatin

2 cups cold milk

1 cup sugar

2 cups sour cream

2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium pan add 4 cups of water and red jello.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and stir until jello is completely dissolved. Turn off heat and add two cups cold water, stir to combine.  With a ladle, measure out 1 3/4 cup and pour into lightly greased 9×13 pan or desired serving dish or dishes.  Place in fridge and chill for 30 minutes or until set.  Meanwhile sprinkle 2 pkg. of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water in a medium pan.  Let sit for 1 minute and add 2 cups milk and 1 cup sugar.  Heat over medium-high heat stirring until sugar and gelatin are dissolved.  Turn off heat and add 2 cups sour cream and 2 tsp. vanilla; whisk to combine.  When first layer is set, gently spoon 1 1/2 cups over first layer and return to fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.  Then repeat process with 1 3/4 cups red jello and 1 1/2 cups white until you have 7 total layers.  It is best to keep red jello and white mixture slightly warm.  You can keep pans on stove-top and occasionally turn heat to simmer for just a few minutes.  Then give a stir and turn off heat.

A few tips: (Hopefully these will not make it sound complicated:  it is not!  It does take sometime, but most of it is time sitting in the fridge between layers.)

1.  If the jello you add is not warm it will not adhear well to previous layer and when you serve it, the layers may slip apart.

2.  You can keep jello slightly warm on stove-top until you measure out amount to be layered.  You can keep pans on stove-top and occasionally turn heat to simmer for just a few minutes.  Then give a stir and turn off heat.

2.  The layers need to be firm before adding another layer or they will be more likely to mix into jello that you are adding.

3.  Gently- ever so gently- spoon gelatin over previous layer.  Otherwise, previous layer will get pits in it and will also melt and streak into jello that you are adding.

4.  If you are doing jello layers in individual serving dishes that will remain in serving dishes, you do not need to worry about layers sliding apart when you dish out servings; therefore, it is better to have previous layer very firm and the jello that you are adding slightly chilled, but not thickened.  This way your lines will be very distinct which looks really cool in a glass.  (If you look closely you can see that my lines are not very distinct because I was in a hurry and wasn’t very particular about it.)  You can keep jello slightly warm on stove-top until you measure out amount to be layered.  (Then quickly put the container holding this jello in a bowl of ice water.  Since the jello from stove-top is just warm, it will only take a minute or so for measured amount to chill.)

5.  The thicker the layers, the longer they will take to set.

Now Go Stripe and Have Some Valentines Jello Joy!

Jelly “fruit” Snacks
Feb 8th, 2011 by Eunice

Now you can be a jello super star and make fruit snacks of your own!  Your kids will adore you, you will astound your neighbors and your friends will admire you.  Awhile back I saw a recipe for making homemade fruit snacks.  Then today I came across some heart candy molds.  I decided that it was time to try making valentines fruit snacks.  It was surprisingly easy, all you need is…

1- 3oz box of any flavor of jello

2 packets of unfavored gelatin

1/2 C.  Water

Candy molds

(We recommend very small candy molds-close to the size of a gummy bear.  If they are too much bigger you will have too much chewy-ness in one bite which isn’t a good thing.)

Place 1/3 cup water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the Jello and unflavored gelatin over the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes.

Put sauce pan on stove over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved,  it will be a weird congealed lumpy consistency. Stir for about 2-5 minutes. When mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat.  Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from:  an easy squeeze bottle or a syringe works well for small molds.

Pour mixture into molds and let cool all the way and set up.  It takes about 20 minutes on your counter.  My kids didn’t want to wait that long so we put them in the fridge for 10 min.  They pealed out of the molds just fine, no need for oiling the molds.

Now go and have some jelly fruit snack joy!

Red Hot Valentine!
Feb 14th, 2010 by Jello Girl

It’s Jello Week and I am sure you are still involved with celebrating, but we must look ahead to Valentines as it is only a day away!  Eunice and I have been busy in our secret kitchen (not unlike Batman’s bat cave) working on a powerful potion to snare your sweetie.  Here is our version of a recipe to melt your honey’s heart.

Red Hot Jello

6 oz. Raspberry Jello

4 oz. Red Hots

1 Cup Boiling Water

2 Cups Chilled Carbonated Beverage (We like Fresca)

20 oz. Crushed Pineapple, drained well

Pop Rocks or colored sugar crystals

Pour 1 cup hot water Red Hots and Jello into a small pan.  Heat to boiling over medium high heat and continue to stir until completely dissolved.  Cool to room temperature.  (You can speed this up by placing pan in a sink of ice water.)  Mix in carbonated beverage.  Place pan in fridge until Jello is slightly thickened and then stir in pineapple.

Garnish serving dishes by dipping rim, ever so slightly (or it will run down the side) into light corn syrup.  Then dip into pop rocks or colored sugar crystals.

Carefully pour Jello into serving dishes.  Put in fridge and chill until set.  If that doesn’t heat up your love life, there may be no hope.

Now go have some Red Hot Jello Joy!


»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa